4WARD TOGETHER 4 MILLION STEPS
Lakeside Family Services launched its first A MILLION STEPS fundraising campaign in 2020, targeting to reach 1 million steps together to raise funds for our programmes serving (ex-)inmates and their families.
This year, we hope to continue supporting them in their journey to reintegration. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we are committed to pledge 1000 steps for each of the 4000 (ex) inmates we work with. In the spirit of going the distance together, our campaign this year is titled
4WARD TOGETHER 4 MILLION STEPS.
SERVING PRISONERS & THEIR FAMILIES
Family Resource Centre
Release Preparation Programme
Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including:
- The Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for prisoners and their families, which is based at Changi Prison Link Centre.
- Case Management Support for those who are on the Work Release Scheme, as well as life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme.
- Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility, as well as holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after they are released.
While some of these programmes are funded by Singapore Prisons Services, other value-added services still require fundraising support to provide for the needs of ex-inmates and their families.
We work with about 4000 (ex-)inmates and their families yearly, and this year we are committed to pledging 1000 steps for every inmate we work with. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we hope to walk 4 Million Steps and raise $300,000.
WALK WITH US
You are welcome to walk with us virtually too!
Anytime between 1 September to 30 November 2021, join us and clock your steps.
Aim to be the Top Walker each month and stand a chance to win prizes too! Simply submit a screenshot of your steps/distance covered between the first and last day of each month. The participant with the most number of steps clocked will walk away with attractive prizes! (More details to be announced on social media.)
You may track your steps / distance using any fitness app and submit screenshots of the steps / distance covered.
(To simplify the tracking of steps, we are using 1km = 1300 steps)
The Challenge will end on 30 November 2359H. Do submit your steps by 7 December.
As a school swimming champion, Tan Lee Chiew’s lifelong ambition was to become a professional diver. However, he was introduced to drugs by his peers and everything spiralled out of control, His addiction was so bad that his brother, heartbroken over Lee Chiew’s drug addiction, attempted suicide. He didn’t succeed, but was left a paraplegic with mental health issues.
Today, through Lakeside Family Services, Lee Chiew is on a better path, volunteering with other ex-offenders to serve the elderly and training to become a volunteer counsellor.
Learn more about Lee Chiew’s story, as well as many others like his, and help us remove the walls of stigma and prejudice.